Congratulations Perth! You have successfully raised the funds to get Fiend Fest Australia to come to you live at the Bakery, tickets available here:
Fiend Magazine in association with Cabaret Nocturne and Rivetting Promotions is proud to present: FIENDFEST
Australia's only truly alternative/gothic/industrial festival returning in April 2014, bringing the bands you voted for!
We have received word from Bill Leeb that his doctor has recommended that he not perform or undertake long journeys for several months as a result, unfortunately Front Line Assembly will be withdrawing from Fiend Fest.
We've spent several sleepless nights working hard to find a suitable replacement act and we're delighted to be able to announce Covenant (OFFICIAL) will be taking their place on the bill.
CLAN OF XYMOX (https://www.facebook.com/pages/clan-of-xymox/111769160178)
LEAETHER STRIP (https://www.facebook.com/LeaetherStrip)
Keller Kinder (NZ)
Carpathian Magistratus Vampyre Society Australia (Bloodlust Ball)
CLAN OF XYMOX
Since their formation in their native Holland their music has been constantly changing, always challenging and often quite breathtaking. Some of us have always been of the opinion that Clan Of Xymox are something special. A band fired by electronic music but determined, always, to make something that is very much their own. They are unique.
Formed in 80's Amsterdam and signed to leading English independent label 4-AD, home at one time or another to the Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Pixies among others.
The 4 AD period saw the release of the band's self-titled debut album and the second album Medusa. Two records full of tumbling electro beats, throbbing sequencers and moody vocals.
Clan of Xymox became one of the pioneers of the dark and moody electronic music that later became known as darkwave. Later they got signed to a subsidiary of Polygram USA. Their releases as solely Xymox were in a more synthpop/dance music vein. This period was known as their most commercial one, having chart dance hits in the USA.
In 1997 Ronny Moorings made the decision to restart Clan of Xymox and return to his musical roots in the Gothic electro scene. Since then, the band signed to USA based Metropolis Records, and released a series of critically acclaimed albums.
The band has released more than 15 studio albums, 2 DVD's, a Remix and Live album , "Best Of" and a release even a cover album named" Kindred Spirits", giving ode to their own past influences. Valentines Day 2014 saw a brand new studio album named „Matters of Mind, Body and Soul“ and has become a captivating, darkly sparkling diamond of an album, a deep bow to all things Gothic.To the great enthusiasm of their fans the band still tours with great energy worldwide on a constant basis. Current line-up consists of: Ronny Moorings, Mojca Zugna, Mario Usai and Sean Goebel.
Leæther Strip is the solo-project of Danish electronic industrial artist Claus Larsen. Discovered by the German techno artist and producer Talla 2XLC, LEAETHER STRIP quickly built a buzz as one of the most exciting emerging acts in Europe in the early 90's.After a very successful "Japanese Bodies" 12", the debut album ("The Pleasure of Penetration" " released in 1990) instantly established itself as a classic, featuring a punishing rhythm pace and aggressive electronic style with distorted vocals that he has since become renown for and that is often described as "LEAETHER STRIP"s trademark". The following albums and MCDs allowed LEAETHER STRIP to conquer the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans of electronic industrial music across the world and to become one of the leading acts on the cult Zoth Ommog label. Both "Solitary Confinement" (1992) and "Underneath The Laughter" (1993) albums helped Claus Larsen establishing his position on the music map, reaching top sales in both the European and American electro scenes. While reminding the powerful angst seen in other electro acts such as FRONT 242, SKINNY PUPPY or even NINE INCH NAILS, LEAETHER STRIP rapidly got the reputation to be carrying a deeper message and meaning in his work through his very personal intense music and the sometimes emotional, sometimes political dimension of his lyrics.
KELLER KINDER (NZ)
KellerKinder was founded by Brad Gallen and Duncan Nairn in downtown Wellington in 2006 amidst a misty haze of clove cigarettes drowned in red wine and absinthe chasers. They started writing songs about ravens, women, candles,
and castles before playing a couple of hometown shows where they became known as rather pale love children of Rammstein and Type O Negative. Before long, Anton Killin joined the band, and drawing from classic literature (as well as several more women) they wrote more songs and played more shows around New Zealand and – to their surprise - found that people didn't hate it and even
started singing along. Crowd-favourites such as She Likes The Candle Burning were recorded, and the band's debut album Kindergarten was released in 2008. Two years later a remix E.P of their second single Labyrinth was released which included remixes by top NZ industrial artists and unreleased rarities.
Further touring around NZ and to Australia was undertaken, and the band were “pretty f**king stoked” to play support for international touring acts including
Psyche, Hanzel und Gretyl and Christian Death. In the almost eight years of their existence KellerKinder have established themselves as New Zealand's most
entertaining gothic/industrial band (and not the other way around). Recently KellerKinder have been writing and recording their as-yet-unnamed follow-up album to 2008's Kindergarten and plan to release it at Fiend Fest Australia 2014.